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TOP STORIES - Tuesday, October 18, 2022

TODAY’S TOP STORIES (from online news monitoring)

18 October 2022, Tuesday, as of 9AM

1. Marcos wants PHL’s beauty, tourism be reintroduced to the world

[ABS-CBN News, GMA News, Inquirer, Manila Bulletin, Manila Standard, CNN PHL] ©PIA-PMU

https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1681183/tourism-a-driver-to-economy-transformation-pinoys-are-greatest-asset

2. Marcos cites urgent need for Department of Water Resources

[GMA News, Manila Bulletin, CNN PHL, PhilStar] ©PIA-PMU

https://www.cnnphilippines.com/news/2022/10/18/Marcos-raises-need-for-water-department.html

3. Appointees

-Marcos administers oath of COMELEC execs, Paul Soriano

-Marcos on naming Soriano as adviser: We must show Filipino creativity to the world

-Bongbong Marcos urged to name NAPC execs: ‘Mag-onboard na po kayo, Sir’

[Inquirer, GMA News, Manila Standard, Manila Bulletin, Daily Tribune] ©PIA-PMU

https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/topstories/nation/848342/marcos-administers-oath-of-comelec-execs-paul-soriano/story/

4. Marawi folk to Marcos: Organize compensation body

[Inquirer, GMA News, Manila Bulletin] ©PIA-PMU

https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1681121/marawi-folk-to-marcos-organize-compensation-body

5. PHL logs 1,938 COVID-19 infections, active tally at 25,848

[ABS-CBN News, Inquirer, DZBB] ©PIA-PMU

https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1681191/ph-logs-1938-covid-19-infections-active-tally-at-25848

6. BOC seizes P228 million worth of alleged smuggled sugar

[BusinessMirror, GMA News, Inquirer] ©PIA-PMU

https://businessmirror.com.ph/2022/10/18/boc-seizes-%e2%82%a7228-m-sugar-smuggled-from-thailand/

7. COMELEC welcomes petition to nullify postponement of Barangay, SK polls

[Inquirer, Manila Bulletin, Malaya] ©PIA-PMU

https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1681096/comelec-welcomes-petition-to-nullify-postponement-of-barangay-sk-polls

8. New LPA forms inside PAR; rain to prevail over parts of PH

[Manila Bulletin, Inquirer, GMA News] ©PIA-PMU

https://mb.com.ph/2022/10/18/new-lpa-forms-inside-par/

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